Sunday, April 12, 2009

100 Strangers Series: 1

The last few days I've spent in Pennsylvania. My last day in State College (home of Penn State), I ate breakfast at the Corner Room and met the waitress, Brenda. She has worked here for 32 years! She told us that not only had she met Joe Paterno, but also Smokin' Joe Frazer which thrilled her immensely since she loves boxing.

According to my friend who went to Penn State in the 60's, there used to be another career waitress who worked there by the name of Martha. She changed her hair color often and it was always fun for the students to see what hair color she would have the next time they came in. She was so dedicated to her job that she had two strokes at work. She mearly took a break in the back and went back to work!

Brenda considered it an honor to learn from Martha.


movielady said...

There is something very appealing about "the corner" photo. I wish I knew more about photography to know what it is that pulls it all together.
Help, anyone?

Maya said...

movielady: It could be the angle of the shot. I had to look up to take it, so it is unusual. Could that be it? I wanted to get the window in the shot which is why it looks like this.